Joan Clay Grant Wheat, of Bedford, died Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Woodhaven Nursing Home. She was born in Hitchens, KY, a daughter of the late Archie Morris Clay and Ethel Womack Clay. She was retired from Allied Chemical in Hopewell, with 24 years of service. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, William Grant; a son, Randy Grant; two sisters, Naomi Dusenbury and Vada Woodall; and two brothers-in-law, John Dusenbury and Charles Woodall. Joan is survived by her husband, Marvin Grey Wheat, of Bedford; two sons, Terry Grant and wife, Trish, of Shelbyville, KY, Larry Grant and wife, Esther, of Chesterfield; four granddaughters, one grandson; five nieces; and a special friend, Jackie Grant Koon. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 11, 2013, in the chapel of Tharp Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Wilkerson officiating. Interment followed in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Otterville United Methodist Church, 6524 Big Island Highway, Bedford, VA 24523. To send condolences online, please visit www.tharpfuneralhome.com
. Arrangements by Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, 540-586-3443.